Smoky Vegetarian Collard Greens


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bunch collard greens, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until browned and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Add collard greens and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until greens are slightly wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Combine vegetable broth, cider vinegar, brown sugar, liquid smoke flavoring, and paprika in a large pot; add collard greens mixture. Cover pot and simmer until greens are very tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Strain collard greens before serving.

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